As one of the top residential real estate brokerage firms in the New York metropolitan area, Halstead has more than 1,300 sales and rental agents located in premier retail storefronts in Manhattan; Brooklyn; Queens; the Bronx; the Hamptons; Fairfield County, Connecticut; New Jersey and the Hudson Valley.
Founded in 1984 by Clark P. Halstead and Diane M. Ramirez, who now leads the firm as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Halstead is well-known as an industry pioneer and leader. In New York City, Halstead was the first large firm to create storefront offices, taking real estate out of hidden, corporate midtown spaces and bringing it into the communities we serve. To this day, our offices throughout the tristate region are among the most strategically located in highly trafficked areas, creating outstanding showcases for our properties.
In 2001, Halstead joined the distinguished family of real estate-related companies owned by Terra Holdings, adding significant value in talent and resources and helping to make us the region's largest, privately-owned firm. Our principals include David A. Burris, Kent M. Swig, Arthur W. Zeckendorf and William Lie Zeckendorf, all legendary icons in the real estate business.
Since joining Terra Holdings, the Development Marketing Company of Halstead has become the exclusive sales and marketing firm for many new developments in the tristate area and, through the Property Management Company, Halstead also manages more than 25,000 residential units within 250 buildings.
In March 2017, Halstead proudly announced that it was named the Official Luxury Real Estate Firm of the New York Yankees as part of a multi-year partnership featuring extensive branding at Yankee Stadium, a variety of brand cross promotion activities and joint community outreach programs.
Halstead offices, agents and ownership are locally-based and community minded. On an ongoing basis, our philanthropic arm, Halstead Helping Hands, identifies local initiatives or nonprofit causes that are in need of help and provides our agents throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey with the opportunity to give back.
We have worked very hard over the last three decades to achieve excellent results, and this success - along with a drive and passion that permeates across the firm - has led to our stellar reputation. Twice in the last three years, Halstead has been recognized as Most Innovative Brokerage by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global organization encompassing 650 of the foremost brands in residential real estate. Agents are attracted to Halstead because of our track record, and our culture and spirit for innovation has made our retention among the highest in the industry.
We believe strongly in operating by our core principles: expertise, service, integrity and passion for what we do. We are more than just property. We are Halstead.